|Halloween in Roncy
||[Oct. 31st, 2009|08:17 pm]
My neighbour refers to my new street as "Halloween Highway." It has the perfect mix of high density, high income and young families to bring out hordes of trick-or-treaters. I bought 140 pieces of candy and I was all out by 7:45.
All the neighbours really get into the spirit of things. There are giant cobwebs, skeletons and spooky music everywhere. One house had flaming tiki torches around the edge of the lawn and a display that included a dummy in an electric chair that buzzed and jerked every few minutes.
The dominant themes in this year's costumes were Batmen, princesses, hippies and Star Wars characters. Pirates have fallen out of fashion, but ninjas are back in. There also seem to be a number of scary princesses with frilly dresses and vampire faces.
The best costume was Headless Girl. She had cut a hole in the chest of a large man's sweater and her head protruded through it. The shoulders of the sweater were filled with stuffing so that they rose above her head and the bloody stump of a fake neck protruded from the collar. The arms of the sweater were also stuffed, sewn to gloves, and positioned so that it looked like they were holding her head. Her real arms poked out of holes under the sweater's arms. When she put her real arms behind her back, the illusion was very convincing.
I love my neighbourhood.